Khalifa University

351–400 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–300 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
38 th
Young University Rankings 2019
PO.Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Khalifa University (KU) combines three of the United Arab Emirates’ leading universities - the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MI), the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), and The Petroleum Institute (PI) - into one world-class, research-intensive institution, seamlessly integrating research and education to produce world leaders and critical thinkers in applied science and engineering. Khalifa University endeavors to be a leader among research intensive universities of the 21st century, while catalysing the growth of Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s rapidly developing knowledge economy.

KU’s research relates to key focus sectors of relevance to the UAE’s strategic economic growth and the technology platforms that serve as foundations for these sectors. KU also engages in arts and sciences research that provides additional depth and breadth to the university’s research portfolio. Specific topical areas covered are mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, humanities and social sciences.

Khalifa University (merger of The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, and The Petroleum Institute) was first ranked by THE in the 2018 World University Rankings. Prior to that year, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research was ranked as a single institution. 

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Key statistics

  • 9.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 26%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 3,651
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings